Sustainability A Growing Concept Across Campus

Photo Credit: kevin dooley via Compfight ccThe Common Experience Project on Sustainability (CEPS), a new sustainability initiative on campus, is aimed at educating and exposing students to sustainability concepts.  An interdisciplinary project, CEPS focuses on utilizing collaborations across campus to enhance students’ sustainability literacy.

CEPS collaborators and partnerships include the University College, the Office of Sustainability, Environmental Studies, Residence Life, The Athena Cinema, the Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University Libraries  and many academic programs and departments.

Sustainability is a multidisciplinary concept that can be applied to any subject or course.  In the coming weeks, news articles will outline the Libraries’ sustainability resources currently in use by faculty and those available to students.  In addition, a new sustainability research guide will debut later this month.  Research Guides are a great way to help get started in any discipline; the Sustainability Research Guide will highlight resources available at the library, from books to online databases.  

Through the engagement of faculty, staff and students, sustainability can cut across curricula in a variety of ways. CEPS also uses Ohio University’s Sustainability plan as part of the multi-year long project focus.  Be on the lookout for films, workshops and speakers throughout the semester.  If you are interested in more information, the Office of Sustainability has a a full list of the project’s objectives and additional details.  

Interested in hearing about specific topics regarding sustainability on campus?  Contact Emily Schmidt,, Department of Environmental Studies.   

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